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News stories about Downpayment

Sep 24, 2018  15:30 ET
Study: Millennials face three housing roadblocks
Researchers at the Urban Institute say there are three root causes behind what’s been ailing the sluggish housing market: tight credit, eroding affordability and a lack of understanding about the wide...
Sep 20, 2018  11:00 ET
Downpayments rise with stiff competition for homes
With homes for sale in short supply, it’s been tough out there for would-be homebuyers competing against multiple other buyers. To sweeten offers and beat the competition, homebuyers have been shell...
May 16, 2018  9:10 ET
Demand rises for downpayment help
Surveys by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and others suggest that saving for a downpayment for a home ranks at the top of the list of obstacles facing homebuyers, particularly as prices ...
Mar 16, 2017  18:00 ET
Urban Institute lauds downpayment-help efforts
The Urban Institute says a federal watchdog agency drew faulty conclusions in a March audit that slammed state-level downpayment-assistance programs that help borrowers obtain Federal Housing Adminis...
Mar 14, 2017  16:05 ET
FHA downpayment assistance draws more fire
A government watchdog has cast another cloud over a popular form of downpayment assistance used with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. In an audit published this month, the U....
May 26, 2016  14:20 ET
HUD says FHA loan-downpayment assistance from housing authorities is 'legal'
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) top gun Ed Golding signaled this week that borrowers receiving downpayment assistance would continue to be eligible for agency-backed loans despite the heighten...
Sep 23, 2015  11:00 ET
Homebuying-assistance programs will proliferate with millennials, expert predicts
  Downpayment-assistance programs have been around for many years to help homebuyers make downpayments, but the programs are fragmented throughout the country and often changing. Consumers,...

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